Hang in there and it will get better. I had not heard of albuterol pills but I would guess they take time to build up in your system.
I started with just a rescue albuterol inhaler but after a bout of pneumonia my nurse practitioner put me on Advair as a maintenance medication. The Advair took a couple of weeks to really start working and now I hardly every use my rescue inhaler.
Give it some time. Good Luck, Rhoda